Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore East on 1971-04-28
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Truckin', Beat It On Down The Line, Loser, El Paso, The Rub, Bird Song, Playin' In The Band, Cumberland Blues, Ripple, Me And Bobby McGee, I'm A King Bee, Bertha
Morning Dew, Me & My Uncle, Deal, Hard To Handle, Cryptical Envelopment-> Drums-> The Other One-> Wharf Rat, Sugar Magnolia, Dark Star*-> Saint Stephen*-> Not Fade Away*-> Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad*-> Not Fade Away*
*with Tom Constanten; Other artist(s): NRPS. This date is featured on Ladies and Gentlemen... The Grateful Dead.
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|Beat It On Down The Line|
|Playing In The Band|
|Me And Bobby McGee|
|I'm A King Bee|
|Me And My Uncle|
|Hard To Handle|
|That's It For The Other One ->|
|Dark Star ->|
|Saint Stephen ->|
|Not Fade Away ->|
|Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->|
|Not Fade Away|
|Pre Show Press Conference With Bill Graham|
-- All disc changes are seamless
-- Truckin through Bird Song (up to reel flip) from 1st Gen Reel
-- Tom Constanten plays on Dark Star through the end of the show
-- Thanks to Bill Gadsden for supplying the reels
-- Thanks to Rob Eaton for supplying the patch source
-- Thanks to Neil Sturtevant for rebuilding the dolby unit
- 2010-02-18 05:22:29
- Master Reel (Teac A-6100) -> Advent Advocate Dolby B Unit -> Fostex FR-2LE -> WAV (24bit/96k) Mastering Info: WAV -> Samplitude Professional v11.03 -> FLAC/16
- New York, NY
- Run time
- SBD -> Shure Line Mixers -> Advent Advocate Dolby B Unit -> Master Reel (Sony Deck - BASF Tapes - 1/4 Track - 7 1/2 ips)
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- Fillmore East
Subject: That's it for the Other One
Am I high or is that drum solo ridiculously killer?
Subject: 4th night of five "Ladies" shows
1st Set. Notice the whopping song list; big ones, too. This is one of those shows that starts with fire and the best Truckin of the week (though absent from Ladies it's highly detailed). BioDtL-5 is uptempo and tight. The next two are average for '71 (and on Ladies) but The Rub is better than 5/15/70. Bird Song was played the night before but this is better. Bobby struggles on Playin, Cumberland smokes, as it usually does in '71. Bobby McGee is better than the Skull Fuck version from the night before, King Bee is the best Pig of the night, and Bobby is inspired on Bertha - listen to his fills. Surprisingly not on Ladies either. Hell of a 1st set and maybe the year's best.
2nd Set. As others have pointed out, the 2nd set isn't as consistent as the first, though still above average (and a terrific show would be this 1st set and the 2nd set from the next night). There seems to be a consensus on the quality of the Morning Dew. It's a builder. The meat of the set was better on various other nights, though still good here. TC adds great textures to Dawk Staw and Stephen but it's the final sandwich that hits on all cylinders. '71 isn't my favorite era due to song selection but this is certainly the go-to show for the year, better than 8/24/71.
1st Set = A-
2nd Set = B-
Overall: 4 Stars
Whole set, even with average Ripple and Playin'
Morning Dew - by the book 'til Jer warms then bam
Not Fade>Goin Down the Road>Not Fade - whole things hums along. The meat is better than Skull Fuck version
SOURCE: This Miller is best. Others are too EQd, fluctuating or not as well patched.
Subject: no encore necessary
The beauty of this set it is that it is the most cerebral and introspective set the Dead ever played. Add to that a pristine soundboard recording, and unfettered, unbridled joy married with perfect execution in playing, and a picture emerges.
Tom Constanten probably was a factor in this mix. The Dark Star is perfectly textured. I adore the picked harmonics on Phil's bass part of the way through. This was perhaps my first Dead bootleg cassette and perhaps it is initial bias, but this remains my favorite Dark Star ever. The St. Stephen contains a serendipitous vocal flub that betrays Garcia's everlasting joyousness in his voice. The picture-perfect Dew, spot-on Other One suite including Cryptical, and blast-you-out-of-your seat NFA->GDTRFB->NFA are a perfect capper to this incredible set.
"Somebody put that horse out of its misery", indeed.
Subject: Crystal clear
Subject: Like an old friend...
Subject: A typical daydream
Subject: best fillmore '71
Bird Song is spectacular.
The organ for the Dew is perfect, like the first version of Stella Blue in Ron's last show.
Subject: Most Ut
Subject: Pretty Damn Good!
Subject: Poodle skirt
Another five star show from arguably their greatest year. One of the things I love here is that I hear Ron's organ loud and clear.
Listened to the Dark Star/Saint Stephen with T.C. in the early and mid 1970's. I'll bet I still have the cassette somewhere in the house.
Their greatest year? Here's the evidence: During this year, we hear Dark Star into Saint Stephen, as well as the introduction of these great songs: Jack Straw, Brown-Eyed Women, Tennessee Jed, Ramble On Rose, plus Ace and Garcia. Need more? How about Ron's last full year of (relatively) good health? Enough?
Subject: perfect show
Subject: Ladies & Gentlemen...